What started as an online diary for lonely people to express their thoughts to nobody in particular (or in some cases, nobody at all) has grown into one of the most powerful aspects of the Internet. For many, it’s where we get our news rather than from mainstream media. For others, it’s become a full-time job that pays the bills through advertising and sponsorships. Some blogs are worth millions.
This graphic by Flowtown illustrates a time line of where we’ve been and where we are now. Have bloggers evolved to their ultimate state as alternative journalists, public relations portals for businesses, and venues for general time-wasting? Or, are emerging trends such as micro-blogging and live-blogging going to push their way beyond the traditional “weblog” into a higher state of importance?
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Online College Blogger says
I was trying to figure out where I fit in. I think I’ve played multiple roles in the blogging world. It’s a roller coaster for me.
Am still trying to find out where do I fit in…naive or flauter of skills to write 😉
This is all true. When people started blogging for the very beginning, I thought it was for the lonly ones but now I know that it is not so, and myself have got a blog.
When there is a controversial issue, people like blog sites as they can comment on there and thereby can know the feelings of others. Blogging is really a great power to get the opinions of others.
I’m going to blog about your blog- but make it sound like I added something of substance and an expert opinion.
Great info loved it.
This is what i was looking for.
Michael A. Robson says
No Book Review blogs? Hmmm… Okay.
It’s not really evolution (as the first of the species hasn’t really died out), it’s more of a non-linear development.